Whois Privacy Protection, at times also called WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the authentic contact details of domain owners on WHOIS lookup web sites. Without this service, the name, street address and email of any domain name registrant will be publicly visible. Providing fake details during the domain name registration procedure or altering the genuine info at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing their ownership of the domain name. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), require that the WHOIS info must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was introduced by domain name registrars as a response to the arising concerns for possible identity theft. If the service is active, the registrar’s contact details will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are some country-code extensions that don’t.

Whois Privacy Protection in Shared Website Hosting

If you order a shared website hosting package from our company, you will be able to enable Whois Privacy Protection for any of your domains on the condition that their extensions support the service. You can register or transfer a domain and enable Whois Privacy Protection upon signup or you can activate the service for any of your domains at any time afterwards via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The process is amazingly easy – once you sign in, you’ll have to visit the Registered Domains section where you will find a list of all the domains that you have registered through our company. For each of them you’ll see an “Whois Privacy Protection” button, which will inform you whether the service is activated or not. By clicking it, you can either Whois Privacy Protect the domain name, or you can deactivate the service if it is currently active.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you decide to order a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you’ll be able to add Whois Privacy Protection to any of your domain names by completing a few simple steps. If you order a registration/transfer during the account order process, you can get the service along with the domain. In case you omit this step and you think things over afterwards, you can activate the Whois Privacy Protection service from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Registered Domains section, via which you can manage the entire semi-dedicated server account. This is also the place where you can enable Whois Privacy Protection for all other domains that you register through us after signing up. Renewing or removing the service is just as simple and will require just several clicks of the mouse.